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UPDATED: Two possible deaths after tornado touch down in Ottawa County


QUAPAW, Okla. – Around 5:30 p.m. a tornado touched down in a small town in North-eastern Oklahoma.

There are reports that two have died, but officials have not confirmed the two deaths.

According to CNN, Joe Dan Morgan, emergency manager in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, said ambulances had deployed after reports of a funnel on the ground in Quapaw, and rescuers were working in an area where a concrete wall crashed onto a car.

Numerous buildings in the town were damaged, said Keli Cain with Oklahoma Emergency Management.

Ottawa County Emergency Management has requested Tulsa Red Cross send volunteers to Quapaw to set up sheltering operations in response to the storm.

NewsChannel 4 meteorologist Aaron Brackett tweeted:

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